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Annual Report 2020

In 2020, a tiny virus humbled the human race and ignited a development emergency. Though its impacts were felt very differently, the COVID-19 pandemic was – and continues to be – a uniquely common…  


Introducing the ‘Colombo Development Dialogues’

The Colombo Development Dialogues is an initiative by UNDP and the South Asia Centre of LSE, bringing together a diverse group of development practitioners to discuss relevant development priorities.  


Introducing HackaDev Corporate

For the first time in Sri Lanka, and as part of its larger ‘HackaDev’ initiative (the National Youth Social Innovation Challenge), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has partnered with…  


Unilever, UNGC and UNDP Convene 2nd Annual Private-Public Partnership Forum

Unilever Sri Lanka together with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Sri Lanka and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) convened the 2nd Annual Private-Public Partnership (PPP) Forum…  


Sri Lanka Launches First Social Impact Funds

Two Memoranda of Understanding were signed today in New York, launching Sri Lanka’s first social impact funds aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs access innovative financing, to help achieve the…  


Royal Norwegian Embassy and UNDP provide support to 1,400 resettled households in the North and East

H.E. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, Ambassador of the Royal Norwegian Embassy to Sri Lanka recently visited the Tellipalai Divisional Secretariat area in the Jaffna District where communities have been…  


Restore Our Earth - 10 Ways You Can Make a Change

1. Help restore the health of our little island home’s coastline. Homegrown organizations regularly put out calls on social media platforms for volunteers to participate in beach clean-ups and will…  


Rural Water Supply Schemes for Climate-Vulnerable Communities in the Dry-Zone

The world over, water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture, and the worsening impacts of climate change. In 2017, 29% of the world’s population did not…  


A National Action Plan For Healthcare Waste Management In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka generates 7,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) of waste daily, of which only half of the total is collected and 60% (4,200 MT) comes from the Western Province, posing severe pollution risks; to the…  


From Waste to Energy: Kaduwela Municipal Council and UNDP work towards sustainable waste management

To create a transformation in the management of municipal waste, by generating electricity and producing liquid fertilizer using bio degradable solid waste, a Biogas system was handed over to the…  

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